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Abigail’s Party hits the stage

Theatre Royal Bath Productions  The Menier Chocolate Factory  Touring Production of Abigail's Party  by Mike Leigh  
 Rehearsal Dec 2012  Directed by Lindsay Posner
Touring Director Tom Attenborough
Hannah Waterman as Beverly   Martin Marquez as Laurence
Samuel James as Tony   Emily Raymond as Susan
Katie Lightfoot as Angela
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Theatre Royal Bath Productions The Menier Chocolate Factory Touring Production of Abigail's Party by Mike Leigh Rehearsal Dec 2012 Directed by Lindsay Posner Touring Director Tom Attenborough Hannah Waterman as Beverly Martin Marquez as Laurence Samuel James as Tony Emily Raymond as Susan Katie Lightfoot as Angela �NOBBY CLARK +44(0)7941-515770 +44(0)20-7924-0302 nobby@nobbyclark.co.uk

FOLLOWING a triumphant West End season, classic comedy Abigail’s Party is heading north.

FOLLOWING a triumphant West End season, classic comedy Abigail’s Party is heading north.

Hannah Waterman, Martin Marquez, Samuel James, Katie Lightfoot and Emily Raymond star in the production at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal from January 21-26.

Donna Summer is playing on the stereo. Dishes of cheese and pineapple are on the coffee table…the social get-together from hell is about to begin.

Beverly, and estate agent husband Laurence, have invited round new neighbours Tony and Ange and nervous divorcee Sue, twitchy about the party her 15-year-old daughter, Abigail, is throwing over the road. As Beverly plies the guests with alcohol, cigarettes, Demis Roussos and nibbles, the evening descends into drunkenness and debauchery. Comedy, drama and tragedy combine into an iconic piece of theatre.

Written by Mike Leigh, thjs painfully funny observation of the pretensions of suburbia comedy became an instant hit when it first appeared as a BBC Play For Today in 1977.

Hannah Waterman is best known for her role as Laura Beale in EastEnders. Martin Marquez is in the film version of Les Miserables which is up for seven Baftas.

 

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